Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences

Institute of Microbiology

Institute of Microbiology


ANAS Institute of Microbiology was organized in 1972. The first director of Institute of Microbiology was doctor of science in biology, professor N.A. Mehdiyeva(1972- 1981). The second was doctor of science in biology, professor M.A.Mammadyarov(1981-2002). And the Institute's current director is active member of ANAS, doctor of science in biology, professor M.A.Salmanov(from 2002).
The structure of institute consists of 3 departments, 7 lobaratory and 1 creative goup. There are 80 employees in Institute and 44 of them are working in scientific affairs. One of them is active member of ANAS, one is corresponding member of ANAS, 4 doctors of sciences, 28 PHDs.
Main area of activity of organization: The principles of physiologico-biochemical and ecological using of microorganisms as producents of biologically active compounds.
Main scientific achievements made over the last five years:
The elaboration of biotechnological methods, increasing oil output from oil stratums, which have been based on physiological activity of oil oxidizing microorganisms.
The elaboration of scientific bases leading plant wastes to useful  conditions in practical aspects, as principles of "without waste technology."
The elaboration bacteriological scheme which alualins metals from ore.

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